The Gaudete Centre, Brisbane

The Gaudete Centre is located on the top floor of the Mercy Building. One of The Gaudete Centre’s most impressive features is a balcony that provides a breakout space for guests to enjoy the 270-degree views of Moreton Island and the bay, the airport, the Port of Brisbane, the city skyline, Mt Coot-tha and the D'aguilar Range. It was modelled somewhat as an "Oculus", being an outward-looking "eye across the region.

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About the venue

The state-of-the-art function centre can be configured in multiple formats to accommodate formal meetings and external events such as conferences, award ceremonies, lectures, formal sit-down lunches/dinners and cocktail functions.

The term ‘gaudete’ comes from the Latin verb gaudere, meaning ‘you all rejoice’. The notion of rejoicing has been central to the theology of His Holiness, Pope Francis, alongside the concept of mercy, for which the Mercy Building itself is named. The Gaudete Centre is a place that rejoices in gifts and celebrates the concrete particularity of each person and an embodiment of that unfolding possibility that is the true purpose of an education within a Catholic university.

The Gaudete Centre is managed by The Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President and is available for internal and external bookings.

What's on offer

The Gaudete Centre is equipped with the following facilities:

  • 270-degree expansive views and plenty of natural light
  • Flexible meeting configurations
  • A boardroom
  • Lobby for registration table
    Videoconference facilities
  • Teleconference facilities
  • A large bar and fully equipped kitchen
  • Tea and coffee facilities with a Nespresso machine
  • A dedicated functions coordinator


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